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Shipping software ShipRush now supports printing labels for orders from the Walmart marketplace.

Both the desktop and web-based versions of ShipRush support Walmart.

ShipRush has also added support for HikaShop, an ecommerce module for the Joomla content management system (CMS).

Source: ShipRush for Walmart and HikaShop

Marketplace management tool SellerActive now supports Amazon Spain, Italy, France and Germany.

The new marketplaces complete SellerActive's support for Amazon websites in Europe, alongside existing support for Amazon.co.uk.

SellerActive customers can manage inventory, orders and pricing for Amazon's European marketplaces in the same way as Amazon.com and other integrations.

Source: SellerActive

Ecommerce management system OrderWise now supports Amazon's Seller Fulfilled Prime program.

Other updates to OrderWise include:

  • Users can now store an exchange rate against individual purchase order lines.
  • Automatic up-sell reminders for staff creating orders manually.
  • Automated invoice generation.
  • Minimum stock levels for Google Shopping listings.
  • Customizing how batch numbers and expiry dates appear on invoices, receipts and delivery notes.
  • New goods-in despatch feature, allowing one staff member to book in stock while other staff ship items.

Source: OrderWise

UK order management tool Shiptheory has added support for shipping consolidator Despatch Bay Pro.

Despatch Bay, based in the UK, provides competitive shipping rates for letters, parcels, packets and pallets via carriers including Royal Mail, Yodel, DX, Parcelforce and DHL.

Shiptheory's integration makes it easy to connect Magento, Shopify, Brightpearl, Unleashed, Exact and Visualsoft to a Despatch Bay Pro account and automate the shipping process.

Shiptheory supports over 100 of Despatch Bay's delivery services, and custom shipping rules can be created to select the best service for each shipment.

Source: Shiptheory

International ecommerce service provider wnDirect has won a gold award at the 2016 "Stevie" International Business Awards.

wnDirect were named as a winner in the Best New Product or Service of the Year: Software - Supply Chain Management Solution category, for their wnControlTower product.

Ed Turner, CIO at wnDirect commented "We are thrilled to have won gold at the International Stevie's and that the benefits of our newest innovation wnControlTower have been recognised. Our retailer partners who have trialled wnControlTower are very excited about what it can do for their business and we are looking forward to welcoming more retailers on board to take advantage of this valuable system".

wnControlTower provides retailers with complete parcel visibility and a 360 degree view of their delivery network.

The International Stevie Awards will be presented during a gala event in Rome, Italy on the 21st October.

Source: wnDirect

Terapeak have launched a new "Pro" version of their sales reporting and analytics tool MySales.

MySales Pro will allow users to:

  • Link more than one seller account to MySales.
  • Link accounts across eBay and Amazon marketplaces.
  • Quickly and reliably export sales data for use in other programs.
  • Access up to two years of sales data.

MySales Pro comes in eBay and Amazon editions, and each costs $24.95 per month.

The free version of MySales will continue to be available, supporting one selling account and 90 days of sales data.

Source: Terapeak

eBay store and listing designers Frooition are now creating designs without "Active Content", as required by eBay from Spring 2017.

Frooition designs will continue to offer the following features, without the use of Active Content:

  • Responsive mobile design
  • Zooming image gallery
  • Product information tabs
  • Dynamic store categories that update across all listings
  • Dynamic cross promotion of related items

Frooition are also developing a service for new customers to strip Active Content from existing listings and apply a new eBay-compliant design.

Existing Frooition customers will be contacted to convert their designs and existing listings well ahead of the eBay deadline.

eBay announced in the Spring 2016 Seller Release that Active Content – including JavaScript, Flash, Form Actions and plug-ins – will no longer be allowed in eBay listings. Its use will be limited from Spring 2017 and completely blocked by Fall 2017.

Source: Frooition

Inventory and shipping management tool Teapplix is now integrated with the Walmart Marketplace.

"Walmart is one of the most important marketplaces to accept third-party sellers in the past few years. Nobody can ignore Walmart in their strategy. Our initial sellers on Walmart.com have received tremendous success with the Marketplace that reaches about 80 million unique visitors a month," noted Xudong Yan, the CEO of Teapplix, Inc.

Teapplix's software downloads Walmart.com orders and acknowledges them automatically to meet Walmart's guidelines. Users can then print shipping labels in bulk using Teapplix's integration with all major US parcel carriers.

Teapplix also synchronizes quantities remaining in stock back to the Walmart Marketplace, and exports orders into Quickbooks.

Teapplix can refer customers to obtain an invitation to sell on the Walmart Marketplace, providing Walmart's requirements are met.

Source: Teapplix

Order management software company Stone Edge, sold by former owner Monsoon Commerce in February this year, has provided an update on the future of the system.

Writing on the Stone Edge blog, new CEO Weiwei Li said, "I'm excited to share news with you about IRCE, Stone Edge Order Manager and introduce the soon to arrive web-based version – Stone Edge Fusion. In the future, some components of Stone Edge Order Manager will be treated as separate modules to enable changes to be made more rapidly, ease the burden of program maintenance on users, and seamlessly integrate with third party solutions."

The new modules, which will be provided free to customers with an active maintenance agreement, include:

  • Stone Edge Channel Manager, which will connect Stone Edge Order Manager to sales channels.
  • Stone Edge Sync Manager, which will sync inventory and orders between Stone Edge Order Manager and Stone Edge Fulfillment/Shipping Manager.
  • Stone Edge Fulfillment/Shipping Manager, a cloud-based module which will manage various styles of order fulfillment and and shipping and integrate with third-party services such as ShipStation and Shippo.

The aim is to provide a simplified Stone Edge Order Manager focusing on setup, batch order processing, drop shipping, purchase orders, receiving, and inventory.

Go-live dates for Stone Edge Fusion are expected to be start in the next few months.

Source: Stone Edge

Ecommerce platform X-Cart has released the latest version of their payments system X-Payments.

X-Payments 3.0 brings the software into compliance with the latest Payment Application Data Security Standard (PA-DSS 3.1), and has been certified by the PCI Security Standards Council.

Other new features and improvements in X-Payments include:

  • Responsive and customizable design templates
  • Credit card errors now displayed on the same page
  • Two-factor authentication support
  • Automatic update of card expiry date for re-issued cards, where supported by payment gateways
  • Chrome auto-fill support

Source: X-Cart

Inventory management software Skubana has released new features including a shipping tool which finds the best rate for each order.

Other new features in Skubana include:

  • Live integrations with Jet.com and Walmart marketplaces.
  • Automatic order splitting by quantity or by line item.
  • Export purchase orders singly or in bulk to Excel, CSV or TXT files.
  • Master SKUs included in inventory performance reports.
  • Support for Shopify POS, adding new warehouses for each retail location.
  • PackageBee integration to enable additional channel support.
  • XSellco Fusion integration via the Skubana App Store.

Source: Skubana

The latest release of multichannel management software ChannelAdvisor Marketplaces includes suggested inventory quantities for shipments into Amazon's warehouses.

The new Suggested FBA Inbound Quantity feature is based on demand for FBA items, taking into account historic sales, year over year growth, and recent performance trends, to project the quantity that should be sent to FBA facilities. The default weeks of cover used in the calculation is set to 8 weeks, but it can be adjusted.

ChannelAdvisor also has a new "read only" permission setting for business rules, allowing specified users to view business rules but not create or edit them.

Finally, enhancements have been made to the eBay Deal Planner feature, which allows adjustments to eBay listing price, quantity, and subtitle for a selected amount of time. Now users can select multiple brands or categories, filter based on labels, and apply free shipping as well.

Source: ChannelAdvisor

Shipping system ShipStation now provides custom-branded parcel tracking pages.

The new feature, currently available only for US-based businesses, allows users to design their customer-facing order tracking page with their own brand logo, colors, contact information and social media links.

The progress of the customer's order is shown visually on a map. The branded page helps promote the business while providing a better customer experience, and is mobile-responsive.

A new Customer Engagement report complements the branded tracking page with open and click rates for tracking and delivery emails, along with statistics on visits to the branded tracking page and which links are clicked.

Source: ShipStation

Multichannel ecommerce software Webgility Unify is now integrated with warehouse management tool SkuVault.

With the new integration, Webgility Unify takes detailed ecommerce data from SkuVault and automatically syncs it with QuickBooks Online, QuickBooks Desktop, or Xero.

"Leveraging our years of experience in e-commerce, retail, finance, and accounting, we've developed Unify for SkuVault to meet the complex inventory management needs of multi-channel sellers," said Parag Mamnani, Founder and CEO of Webgility. "We are pleased to partner with a leader of SkuVault's caliber to take busy retailers out of inventory bookkeeping and put them back in control of their growing businesses."

"SkuVault is committed to making inventory management as simple and reliable as possible," said Andy Eastes, co-founder and CEO of SkuVault. "Webgility's Unify is the number-one app in the retail category for QuickBooks, with 5-star ratings and an industry-wide reputation for being far more powerful and user-friendly than any competing software. This commitment to quality matches our own, and together we can make managing—and growing—our customers' multi-channel inventory a business advantage rather than a challenge."

Source: Webgility

Ecommerce customer support tool XSellco Fusion now works with French marketplaces Cdiscount and Fnac, and Polish marketplace Allegro.

"These new integrations provide a massive opportunity for online sellers to continue to grow their online business, improve operational efficiencies and offer exceptional support, no matter where their customers are coming from", said Victor Corcoran, CEO of XSellco. "In an increasingly competitive eCommerce industry, it's imperative that online sellers have the ability to expand their reach and have access to exciting new channels and marketplaces. With Fusion, our customers can achieve this."

Cdiscount and Fnac are the second-largest and third-largest ecommerce websites in France, respectively. Allegro is the fifth-largest online marketplace in Europe.

XSellco Fusion provides integrations with Amazon, eBay, Shopify, Magento, WooCommerce and more. An auto-translation feature automatically translates every incoming message into the agent's own language, and translates replies back into the customer's language.

Source: XSellco

Marketplace repricing tool Appeagle now works with the Amazon marketplace in Mexico.

The new feature is open to all Appeagle users without an additional fee.

Amazon Mexico was launched in June 2015, and is easily accessible to sellers on Amazon USA and Canada using a unified North America selling account. Amazon's FBA fulfillment service delivers to 99% of Mexico's zip codes.

Mexican online buyers are predicted to grow from 8.4 million in 2013 to 18 million in 2018, an increase of 114%.

Source: Appeagle

Multichannel management tool Webgility Unify is now integrated with shipping management software ShipStation.

"Shipping and fulfillment are often the most time-consuming, arduous steps in any e-commerce sale," said Parag Mamnani, Founder and CEO, Webgility. "Our customers have asked us to free them from these shackles of inefficiency—and we've done just that by partnering with ShipStation."

Users of Webgility and ShipStation can now:

  • Sync inventory across all channels.
  • Automatically post individual orders or consolidated groups of orders into accounting software.
  • View their entire multi-channel business performance from one place.
  • Experiment with new sales channels without adjusting workflows.

"For tons of businesses, Webgility is the e-commerce operations software of choice," said Robert Gilbreath, Vice President of Marketing and Partnerships, ShipStation. "We are excited to work with this innovator to help their customers save even more time and money on shipping and fulfillment."

Source: ShipStation and Webgility

The fulfillment service from UK ecommerce outsourcing company Trojan Electronics can now automatically process orders from deals site Groupon.

The latest update to Trojan's warehouse management system (WMS) and enterprise resource planning (ERP) systems includes an API integration to Groupon. This allows orders to be received electronically and imported directly into Trojan's systems, then processed alongside orders from other sales channels. Trojan's system updates stock levels to avoid over-selling and passes carrier dispatch information back to Groupon.

Another feature of the system update is a new carrier-selection module which automatically selects the most effective carrier and service for each shipment. Trojan can ship orders using its own shipping accounts, or the customer's own account - as long as the carrier supports it.

Clive Murphy, managing director of Trojan, said, "This is another significant step in the development of our industry leading IT system and allows us to dynamically connect further with trusted partners."

Source: Trojan Electronics

Amazon analytics tool ManageByStats now supports all Amazon Europe websites as well as Amazon India.

Amazon France, Italy, Spain and India are now available in ManageByStats, so users can report on customers, inventory and sales in any of them. ManageByStats's SellerMail feature also works for all of the new markets, allowing automatic messages to be sent and monitored for each individual marketplace.

Source: ManageByStats

Marketplace management tool Selro Multi Channel has integrated with US marketplace Jet.com and carrier management system Shippo.

Selro has added Jet.com to its list of registered channels, in addition to existing support for eBay, Amazon, Rakuten, Etsy, Flubit, Sears, Bonanza, CDiscount, Magento, Prestashop, Shopify, BigCommerce, WooCommerce, Volusion, and Blue Park.

Jet.com was launched in 2015 and predicted it would reach $1 billion in sales in May this year.

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Selro's new Shippo integration provides access to carriers including USPS, FedEx, UPS, DHL Express, and ParcelForce. Selro customers can print Shippo shipping labels directly from their Selro account to fulfill orders from all their sales channels.

There are no monthly charge for Shippo, only the cost of postage plus 5 cents per label.

Source: Selro for Jet.com and Shippo integrations

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